Courtney Love's Fashion Forgiveness

07/05/2007 at 04:30 PM ET


Every girl should be allowed to commit the odd fashion faux pas without too much fallout but when celebrities get it wrong, they always get caught. Remember when Courtney Love wore a fake Chanel Haute Couture dress for instance? Sitting front row at the Givenchy Haute Couture Autumn/Winter show in Paris this week she told PEOPLE that Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has forgiven but not forgotten. “Lagerfeld is so funny, he actually thought it was hysterical. He photographed me in the real version for Harper’s Bazaar three weeks ago. I laid on Coco’s couch with pearls strategically placed.” Love who has only recently hired a stylist after nine years laughed about her sense of fashion. “I didn’t think couture would go down really well in court so I ended up wearing casual strapless dresses.” Clearly things have changed as the rocker, who performed at the Givenchy party Wednesday night, had on a stylish black suede Givenchy gown and said of the show: “It was fantastic! The black satin dress was amazing and the sequin ones were outstanding. I would red carpet them but I would probably be strangled for even suggesting that!”

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LaurenAnne on

Oh my.
Ohhhh my.
WHY is this getup considered her “well-dressed” comeback?? It’s dark, ugly, and looks like something that could be found on the witch in Wicked.
Who is Courtney Love, anyway??

AshleyL on

She looks creepy. The the ghostly white skin with the white blonde hair makes her look washed out and to top it off she’s wearing all black?! She looks like death.

alia on

I agree w/ LaurenAnne and Ashley L….she looks ghostly white, especially wearing all black like that….it’s just horrible—there’s nothing wrong w/ a little color, Courtney!!….
…BTW LaurenAnne, Courtney is pretty much famous for being outrageous and out-of-control (mostly in the 90’s)….so…she didn’t do much for the media attention, if that even answers your question…haha…

Alex on

Well I think for someone to put on such an “odd” looking dress, it must be beautiful up close. Hey maybe u have to be upclose to appreciate it.

Elda on

i’m not sure what to think of the outfit but i give her credit for trying to give up the cancer sticks, etc. Keep up the good work Courtney, you are doing a great job!!

tracey on

I guess to be considered a fashion icon you do not need any fashion sense anymore.
She is tacky!

Emilee ♥ on

I’m not crazy over the dress, but what I really dislike is those gloves. She hired a stylist, so where is it? LOL. I think she would look nice if her hair was done up, maybe in a messy-doo, ditch the necklace and the gloves, and smile.

H on

Courtney Love is also most well known for being the wife of the late Kurt Cobain of Nirvana.

Tara Leigh on

WHERE IS HER STYLIST?!?!? She should fire him!! And whoever does her makeup needs some help as well. The stark white skin paired with bright red lips is NOT working for her, throw in the dark clothes and that nasty haircut and she’s just a vision from hell. seriously.=)

ALTHOUGH, to be fair, she should be commended for losing all that weight. It’s not easy to do =)

ryen on

why? what is that. and why her

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